Kinship carers should have support in managing contact arrangements. Contact arrangements between the child being brought up in kinship care and their parents, siblings or other family members can be complex and stressful and the responsibility for their facilitation often falls to the kinship carer.

This can mean bearing the cost and time of multiple visits, supporting the child though sometimes difficult meetings and ensuring the child’s safety and well-being. Local authorities must support kinship carers in managing these arrangements.

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